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Nick Mason on new Christmas single Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Kirsty Bertarelli and Nick Mason, Abbey Road Studios

Nick Mason is amongst those helping out Kirsty Bertarelli on her yuletide single, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, which is now available to download (it is a digital-only release) from iTunes. Nick, who also plays drums on three tracks on Kirsty's album 'Indigo Shores' which was released earlier this year, joined Kirsty and the 28-strong choir from the North Staffordshire YMCA, at Abbey Road's Studio One.

Of the recording Kirsty said: "We had just the best day recording the single and video at Abbey Road. When I started putting the song together, it was clear that it would be made better –with a choir. Ever since I was first invited for a visit a couple of years ago, I've had the absolute privilege of getting to know the young people and staff at YMCA North Staffordshire and so they were the very top of the list. They are a massively talented, inspiring group."

A video was put together showing the making of the recording, and includes Nick Mason going through his paces on the day:

 
David Gilmour - upcoming interview on US NPR radio Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
NPR World Cafe

For those of you in the United States, NPR radio show "World Cafe" will feature guest David Gilmour tomorrow (Wednesday, November 26th). David discusses Pink Floyd's last album and the making of The Endless River, the band's dysfunction and Richard Wright.

Check your local NPR radio station for air-times, over at NPR.org. They also post many of their interviews online after the event, so it is worth checking back in the next few days to hear it.

Thanks to our friends over at Floydpodcast for the news about this.

 
Pink Floyd questions on BBC’s Mastermind Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 23 November 2014

BBC MastermindOn Friday evening, BBC One TV's Mastermind included Pink Floyd as one of the contestants' chosen subjects, and you can now see how YOU might have done if sat in the intimidating black chair, as we have all the posed questions below!

For those of you unfamiliar with this show, in a nutshell, four contestants take it in turns to answer questions over two rounds, against the clock. The first two-minute round comprises questions on each contestant's chosen specialist subject, and the second two-minute round tests general knowledge. The winner of each contest goes forward to the next knockout phase of the competition. It is one of the most popular quiz programmes on television, having run for forty-two years.

It's only the second time in the programme's history that someone has chosen to answer questions about Pink Floyd. Now it's time to test yourself - how many of the following do you know the answer to?

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Pink Floyd collector's edition of German Rolling Stone out now Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 November 2014

Rolling Stone Germany - Pink Floyd specialJust published is a special collector's edition of Rolling Stone in Germany, which focuses on Pink Floyd.

The magazine, in stores now (and available to order online) is a 100-page special, and includes:

  • Many interviews, among other things the last one with Syd Barrett from 1971
  • Pink Floyd album guide
  • Making of The Dark Side of the Moon
  • The best solo albums and bootlegs
  • The visual concept of the band
  • Album cover, concert poster
  • Band internal vendettas
  • The dark side and bitter truth
  • Behind the curtain

For more information, please visit Rolling Stone.de. Our thanks to Michael Nickel for his help with this news item.

 
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